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Old 04-17-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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Best coral food and procedure.

Figured I'd start up a thread to see what everyone else feeds their corals. My tank consists mostly of LPS and zoanthods. I do have a couple mushrooms and one SPS (green horn coral frag) that I got to see if I could take care of it. So far so good. I used to use coral frenzy but switched to reef chilly. The reason for the switch was the LFS I deal with recommended it more and I get a good deal on it. Besides the reef chilly I use frozen prawn roe. I turn all pumps off and target feed each with a baster. I also dose with aquavitro fuel 20 minutes before feeding. I've had good results since I've done this. I feed corals twice a week.

Please comment and share what you use and what you have learned with coral feeding. Thanks.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:23 AM   #2
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I don't feed my corals anything....... I may spot feed my acan, trumpet, and palys a few mysis once or twice a month, but that's it. IMO, attempting to feed corals twice a week is going to do nothing but crank up your phosphates.
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I don't feed mine I got told I don't need to I have a torch a hammer coral 2 morphs and a plate coral I also got this one but I don't know the name of it
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:07 AM   #4
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I feed my LPS Reef Chili or mysis shrimp once a week. SPS get fed Oyster Feast once a week as well. I feed my corals during the day which is contradictory to most people's belief, but the corals have responded well and my fish go after any free floating Reef Chili so it's a win win for me.
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I feed mine minsed shrimp and cyclops 2-3 times a week. I also use essential elements once a week. So far I have had no problems corals are growing great. Water stays good but I also do weekly water changes.
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I don't feed mine I got told I don't need to I have a torch a hammer coral 2 morphs and a plate coral I also got this one but I don't know the name of it
I would feed the plate a piece of fish or shrimp once a week or two. You will have to guard it until he gets it in. They really do need it.
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Thanks for all the responses! I haven't had a problem with phosphates so I will continue feeding my tank (fish & corals) twice a week. I would feed that plate too. Every now and again ill feed my open brain half of a shrimp. If they have a mouth that big its for a reason.
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I have not fed mine in over 15 yrs. They get all they need from the lighting and water column. Most of my corals have been with me since day one.
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That's amazing. I imagine it is a very well established tank. Do you dose anything at all? What kind of salt do you use?
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So just feed the plate? Just cut up a bit of shrimp big enough to fit in its mouth?
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